Has Egypt brought the Muslim Brotherhood to its knees? Journalist Bel Trew has covered the Egyptian revolution since day one. With the Muslim Brotherhood’s leaders in jail and the government’s mass arrests of its members and supporters, she thinks it’s almost impossible for the movement to function, let alone participate in future elections.
US President Barack Obama has spoken on the phone to Iranian President Hassan Rohani. It's the highest-level contact between the US and Iran since 1979. So what does this mean for their future relationship? Marc Perelman puts the question to Stephen J. Hadley, former National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush.
Recently, chilling news came from Yemen. An 8-year-old girl by the name of Raman died from internal bleeding. The alleged reason: side effects after sexual intercourse with her 40-year-old husband on the night of their wedding. Since then, there have been conflicting reports about what really happened, with local authorities denying the story. But it did cast the spotlight on the issue of child weddings, which are legal in Yemen.
Should the US stop policing the world? No, says former State Department official and Chatham House Fellow, Xenia Dormandy. But she tells Annette Young that it is time for the world to step up to the plate and share the burden if it wants to keep the American public on board.
The eyes of the world were on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani when he stepped up to the podium at the United Nations General Assembly this week, with friends and foes of the Iranian regime divided over whether the conciliatory tone by the newly elected president signals a real change in policy towards the West.